Shigofumi ~Stories of Last Letter~
シゴフミ ~Stories of Last Letter~
Letter from the Departed ~Stories of Last Letter~
Fumika and Kanaka are mail carriers- but not the typical kind. For one, Kanaka is a talking staff and for two, Fumika delivers shigofumi: letters from the dead addressed to the living. These letters are a final, true, communication derived from hate, hope, and love. The story unfolds following this pair and their uncommon job as well as Fumika’s unique ‘situation’.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Supernatural
Age Rating: Teenage and above (may contain bloody violence / bad language / nudity)
No. of Episodes: 12episodes
The story of this anime is very unique, about the letters that written by the departed to the living. Although it spans only 12 episode, however, the story is presented with the perfect pace. Unlike some anime would waste most of their episodes with filler/fan-service content, each episode of Shigofumi is filled with multiple plot twists which lead to multiple arc ending and the main plot ending.
First, you might think that the story are all standalone arcs, however, you’ll soon discover that all the story arcs are relatively close to each another, some is interconnected, some not.
The story is great, some are very heart touching, some are heart breaking( I mean reality). However, there’s some minor problems which prevented it to not getting the best points. Such as there are some undeveloped plot at the end of the story. Still the anime is great and is one of my listed best anime.
I’ll have it rated: 35.5/40
The art is above average. It might not be the best but the quality is still far above any other anime. The artwork is great, although some people might thought that the character design is kinda weird, however, every author has different styles.
The colouring, lightning and shading are better than other productions of J.C.STAFF, which usually have bright colouring. Maybe the original author requested or it is meant to have that kind of treatment.
Animation is relatively smooth. Overall, the quality of this anime is very good.
I’ll have it rated: 26/30
- “Kotodama” by ALI PROJECT
- “Chain” by Snow*
The opening is performed by ALI PROJECT, which most people dislike their song. Even so, I think that the song suits the anime very much. It strengthens the overall feeling of the show.
The soundtrack are quite nice, they suit the show and brings out the emotion effectively. But not suitable for casual listening.
I’ll have it rated: 15/20
If you’re looking for any short anime with meaningful story, this anime is the one.
35.5 + 26 + 15 + 8.5 = 85points
85points, EXCELLENT anime [03/07/2009]